International Water Association

Aiding the flow of the digital water transformation

To contribute to sector progress with digitalisation, the Global Water Research Coalition has released a report drawing on cases from around the world. The...

How collaboration with residents is shaping a smart approach to water

Seed funds were used to clean up Skanderborg's lake and have led to a new citizen-centric approach to water use and conservation. By Rune Kier...

High and dry: How legalisation of cannabis is impacting local water security

Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border ‘drug wars’, Montgomery Simus explains how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the...

Adaptive planning: a tool for times of uncertainty

As ‘deep uncertainty’ becomes the norm for long-term water planning, the adaptive planning that is needed requires new perspectives rather than just technology. Here,...

Turning black markets into new opportunities

The cultivation of qat, a mild narcotic which is consumed by 70 percent of Yemeni adults, is draining aquifers in a country where three...

Is your water pricing strategy right?

In April, the IWA Specialist Group on Statistics & Economics held a workshop in Cyprus to discuss waterís elusive value. Ed Smeets and Lledó...

The rise of female networks

From African wells to Silicon Valley workshops, female networks are mobilising to solve urgent water problems by sharing knowledge, opening doors, mentoring youth, raising money, and...

Viewpoint: disrupting water supply and sanitation in Latin America

Pablo Bereciartua on water utility innovation and the opportunities to break from traditional approaches. Latin America is home to more than 600 million people. Countries...
Perth, Western Australia, one of the cities participating in the water sensitive cities project (© Bruce Aspley / iStock)

Realising the vision of a water sensitive city

Six cities around Australia have developed collaborative visions of what a water sensitive future looks like for them and are now working to implement these....

Frackanomics: Why markets ensure oil and water can mix

By Timothy Fitzgerald* Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it is commonly known, is a divisive and controversial issue, in large part because of its perceived effects...

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Unlocking the confluence of diverse people, energy, and ideas

Kala Vairavamoorthy explains how greater efforts to extend geographic diversity will allow IWA to expand its influence and contribute more fully to progress on...

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EEA cites climate losses across member states

A new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), utilising two database data sources – CATDAT (RiskLayer GmbH) and NatCatSERVICE (Munich Re GmbH) –...